Malbec is back!
Our 2020 Malbec is a fitting follow up to last vintage's Champion Wine of Langhorne Creek.
We've been growing malbec for over 20 years at Lake Breeze and Greg has been using it in some of our blends for several years now.
Selected from two sites on our vineyard, one on the traditional flood plain which provides richness, dark fruits and soft tannins. The other block on lighter soils off the flood plain where the wine has amazing lifted floral notes, purple colour and a firmer tannin structure.
Both parcels were fermented separately in small open top fermenters with some whole berry inclusion. The grapes had 1 to 2 days of cold soaking prior to fermentation for 7-8 days on skins prior to being pressed into 3 year old French oak barriques. The wine remained in barrel for 18 months, with three rackings only to clean up before bottling without fining or filtration.
The resultant wine is deep purple in colour, has an enticing bouquet of violets and mulberry, with some spicy notes.
The palate has a luxurious mouthfeel and seductive fine tannins which makes for great current drinking or alternatively can be cellared with confidence for the next 6-8 years.
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